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OF OREGON TO RESIGN.
Portland. Ore., June 1 Col. John
L. May. adjutant general of Oregon
since his return from France, where
he commanded the 162d infantry, an
nounced today his resignation from
the office of adjutant general. He
will return to his former position as
assistant superintendent of the Port
land division of the Southern Pacific
TO PROTEST AGAINST
BAN ON .FOREIGN LANGUAGE.
Rochester, N. Y. June 1. Repre
sentatives of the German language
group of the national socialist party, !
at a meeting in the labor lyceum here
today, decided to make formal pro-,
test against the exclusion of radical
foreign language groups from the
party, which was accomplished by
the executive committee-of the party
at its recent Chicago meeting.
HUGE CROWD GREETS
CREW OF NC-4 AT LONDON.
London, June 1. The crews of
the three American naval seaplanes
came to London this afternoon and
were given a typical reception as
their train stopped at Paddinglon
station. American sailors and sol
(Hers rushed for the car that con
tained Lieut. Commander A. C.
Read, who brought the NC-4 safely
across the Atlantic, seized him and
bore him on their shoulders up and
down the platform and then to an
automobile for a parade.
One of the first to reach the
XC-4's commander after he came
from the train was Harry G. Haw
ker, who had attempted to shout his
congratulations as Lieutenant Com
mander Read was being jostled
about on the shoulders and heads of
a score of men. The daring British
aviator, who had wired his congratu
lations to the crew of the NC-4 at
Plymouth, had arrived at the sta
lion half an hour ahead of the train.
The huge crowd outside the station
cheered him and Mrs. Hawker as
they drove up in their car.
MID WEST ATHLETES TO
COMPETE IN A. E. F. MEET.
Ames, la.. June 1. Several star
athletes of the middle west, here as
a result of the Missouri Valley con
ference track meet yesterday, left
today for New York preparatory to
sailing for France to compete in the
A. E. F, meet. .
Included in the list were Marshall
Haddock, Kansas sprinter, and Wil
liam Sylvester, Missouri hurdler.
Hass, the Grinnell dash man, who
has beaten all the mid-west sprint
ers this year, also accompanied the
men, although he was not selected
to go abroad. He carried with him,
however, a letter of recommendation
signed by coaches, who urged that
he be included.
Sol Butler, of Dubuque, and Paul
1'rehn,. Camp Dodge wrestler, al
ready had left for New York.
MRS. JOHN ASTOR WEDS
. .London, June, l.-rln the column
of paid marriage notices in the
Times this morning is one saying
that Mrs. Tohn Astor was married
to Lord Ribblesdale Saturday at St.
Mary s church, Bryanston Square,
The Dailv Express identifies Mrs,
i Astor as the first wife of the late
John Jacob Astor of New lork.
AWARDED D. S. C. FOR
CAPTURE OF 49 GERMANS.
Washington, June 1. Capture of
49 Germans single-handed at Con
senvoye, France, last October,
brought Pvt. Felix Bird, of the 132nd
infantry, Chicago, a D. Is. U, the
award of which was. announced to
dav bv the war department.
General Pershing, in a cablegram
to the department, announced the
awards of distinguished service
crosses to 21 other officers and men
Among them were: Sergt. Vivian
Skogsburg, Afton, la.; Corp. Irwin
Myers, Junction City, Kan., and
Pvt. Arthur S. Long, Roberts, Mont.
HAWKER GLAD NAVY
AVIATORS GOT ACROSS.
London. Tune 1. "It is a jolly
fine effort and I am very glad they
got across," was the comment of
Harry G. Hawker when he learned
of the arrival of the NC-4 at
Plymouth. '"Immediately I learned
the news I wired the crew my hearty
congratulations on their splendid
achievements. It was a splendidly
organized flight. I am particularly
glad it was the NC-4 because it had
all the bad luck at the start."
SAVINGS BANKS START
LIFE AS HAND GRENADES.
Washington, June 1. Savings
banks that started life as hand gren
ades intended for use" by the Ameri
can expeditionary forces against the
Germans will be distributed to
school children who earn enough
money vthis summer to buy War
Savings" stamps. 1
Distribution of the banks, number
ing 15,000,000, will be entirely under
the direction of-the savings direct
ors of the 12 federal reserve dis
PHILIPPINES TO ASK FOR
Washington, June 1. A memorial
asking for immediate and complete
independence for the Philippines
will be presented tomorrow by the
Philippine mission to the United
States at a joint committee of the
senate on the Philippines and the
house committee on insular affairs.
MISSIONARY FINED 50 YEN
Seul, Korea, June 1. The trial of
the Rev. Eugene Bell, the Presby
terian missionary of Shelbyville, Ky.,
charged with .criminal carelessness
in accidentally causing the death of
his wife and another missionary in
an automobile accident last March,
resulted in his conviction. The pun
ishment inflicted was a fine of SO
Two Flyers Killed.
'New Haven, Conn., June 1.
Lieut Melvin B. Kelleher, Frank
lin, Ind., and Corp. Joseph Katz
man, Brooklyn, army aviators from
Mineola, N. Y- were killed this aft
ernoon when their airplane collided
with another machine while flying
at a height of 1,000 feet near the
VOL. 48. NO. 298.
Execution of Treaty More
Than People Can Bear, '
Says Note From Count
Washington, June 1. Germany,
although realizing that she must
make sacrifices to obtain peace, is
convinced that the execution of the
peace treaty as drawn is "more than
the German people can bear."
Count von Brockdorff-Rantzau,
head of the German peace delega
tion, thus sums up the attitude of
the German nation towards the pro
posed treaty of peace in note to
the allied and associated oowers.
outlining various German counter
proposals. The German note, deliv
ered to Premier Clemenceau, presi
dent of the peac conference, last
Thursday, was made public tonight
by the state department.
Justice Too Sacred.
The German delegation nowhere i
in its note asserts that it will refuse
to sign the present treatv. but de
clares on behalf of the German na
tion that "even in her need, justice
for her is too sacred a thing to al
low her, to stoop to achieve condi
tions which she cannot undertake to
Exclusion of Germany from the
league of nationsthe note asserts,
means that in signing the peace
treaty Germany would be executing
a "decree for its own proscription,
nay, its own death sentente."
The German people, thft.note says,
have been disappointed in their hope
for a peace of justice which hid
been promised, and stand "aghast"
at the demands made upon them by
the "victorious violence of our en
emies." Agree to Smaller Army.
The German delegation agrees to
reduction of Germany's army and
navy on condition that Germany be
admitted immediately to the league
of nations; to renounce Germany's
sovereign rights in Alsace-Lorraine
and Posen, but as to all other terri
tories which Germany is called up
on to give up, the principle of self
determination, applicable at once, is
asked, to subject all German col
onies to administration by the
league of nations, but under Ger
man mandatory and to make the
indemnity payments. as required, but
in amounts that will burden the Ger
man taxpayer no more heavily than
the taxpayer of the most heavily
burdened among those represented
on the reparations commission.
The note declares Germany is will
ing to pool her entire merchant ma
rine with that of the associated pow
ers. Neutral participation in the in
quiry as to responsibility for the
war is asked.
Austrians to Receive
Peace Terms Monday
at St. Germain-en-Laye
(By Associated Press.)
The long waited presentation to
the Austrians of the terms under
which they may have peace with the
allied and associated powers will
take place Monday at St. Germain-en-Laye,
a short distance outside
Pans. The Austrians will learn only
what they will have to do from the
military and political standpoints
and how their futures are to run.
The cost to them financially in in
demnities and reparations will be
presented at a later date.
Meanwhile commissions of the al
lies are going through the German
counter proposals to the German
treaty and it is expected the reply
will.be delivered during the present
week. Sunday saw the council of
four inactive, waiting the report of
the commissions. Count von Brock
dorff-Rantzau continues to assert
the allied terms cannot be accepted
as originally framed.
Dies in Omaha From
Wounds Received in
Samuel H. Lee, 56 years old, died
in St. Catherine's hospital, Omaha,
yesterday morning from injuries re
ceived Wednesday in an automobile
accident. He was crushed beneath
the car in which he was riding when
it overturned. Mr. Lee was an old
resident of Avoca and the body will
be taken there for burial. He had
lived in the vicinity of Shelby and
Avoca all his life. He is survived
by his widow, six sons and one
daughter. The sons are:. Warren
W., Fremont, Neb.; Nathan. Battle
Mountain, Neb.; Benjamin H., Har
lan, and Ensley H., William M. and
Cecil D. Lee, of Avoca. The daugh
ter is Mrs. Oscar Rold, Avoca, .
Extant u mom-Un Mtar May J. I MM, it
Oaahi r. 0. alitor at al Mara 3. 1173.
Taft and Others Protest
Against Slaughter of Jews
Ex-President Says League of Nations Will Make Perse
cutions of Weaker Nationalities Impossible More
Than 5,000 Attend Mass Meeting at Auditorium.
Former President William How
ard Taft, while unreservedly de
nouncing the slaughter of Jews in
roianci, uaiicia, Koumania and oth
er east European countries, counsel
ed caution and moderation to the
5,000 men and women of all creeds
and nationalities who assembled at
Jhe Auditorium at 2 o'clock Sunday
afternoon to protest against the per
secution of the Jews in those coun
tries. In an address so impassioned that
his audience repeatedly rose to its
feet to cheer his words, Rev. Frank
G. Smith rebuked the Polish and
other governments for the atrocities
they perpetrate in the name of Chris
tianity. Senator "Hitchcock, Mayor Smith
and Rabbis Fredrick Cohn and Mor
ris Taxon also addressed the meet
ing. Telegrams from Archbi.wiop J.
J. Harty and Congressman Jefferis,
expressing sympathy with the pur
poses of the meeting, were read by
Henry Monsky, chairman of the oc
casion. Resolutions Are Adopted.
Resolutions calling upon the rep
resentatives of the various countries I
CROP AND ROAD
BY HEAVY RAINS
Downpour Exceeds Three
Inches in Some Places;
Flood conditions prevailed in parts
of Nebraska last night following a
downpour of rain which in places
exceeded three inches. .
At Lincoln the fall was slightly
over two and a half inches. Near
Ashland, the fjottom lands are flood
ed and railroad tracks washed over.
The Platte river at that place is ris
ing rapidly. There was a washout
on the line of the Burlington rail
road between Lincoln and Crete,
making traffic unsafe on the main
line of the road and trains for the
west were rerouted at Lincoln by
way of Aurora.
At Beatrice a high wind accom
panied the early stages of the storm
and wheat fields were leveled. Small
streams to the west of Lincoln are
out of their banks.
The Big Pappio has swelled be
yond its banks 'and flooded West
Dodge street, blocking all traffic on
the Lincoln Highway for half a mile
west of "Death . Curve." Civilian
guards were on duty yesterday and
last night turning motorists 'back
on either side. I he little rappio,
too, is reported to have overflown
The steady downpour of rain
checked picnics, base ball games and
nearly every other out-of-door pas
time scheduled for the day in Oma
ha. About 10 o clock last night a
crisp wind swept across this vicinity
r-a made top coats tne most popu
lar thing on the -street.
The oart of the city west of For
tieth was thrown into darkness
shortly before midnight and. up to
all early hour this morning the cause
of the circumstance was unknown
Aside from the usual damage to
trees bv the wind, no material dam
age was caused locally by yester
day s storm.
Snow in Denver.
Denver, Colo., June 1. A heavy
wet snow and the lowest June tern
perature at 32 degrees in the history
of the local weather bureau greeted
the new month here today. Snow
and rain was general over the north
em and eastern sections of Colo
rado and Wyoming. Killing frosts'
were reported on the western slope
at Grand Junction, Colo., and at
banta re, N. M.
Rains and snow were the cause
of washouts on the Burlington, Rio
Grande, and Union Pacific railroads,
and a washout at Glenwood Springs
delayed the troop train carrying
Czecho-Slav soldiers from San Fran
cisco to Hoboken for embarkation.
The weather bureau reported the
storm centered at Denver today and
moving to the south.
Snow was- reported at Cheyenne,
Wyo.; Boulder, Colo.; Leadville,
Ward, Risman, Lyons, Wall Street
and Nederland, mountain towns, and
rain in the eastern plains region.
Afghan Main Offensive -Against
London, June 1, via Montreal.
The Afgan main offensive against
Thai is developing.
The latest official information
from Simla, received May 29 and
30, shows that all attacks on Fort
Thai have been repulsed.
Air reconnaissance disclosed 3,500
of the enemv near Thai. Their
camps were effectively bombed.
At the capture of the Atgan tort
of BaJdak. opposite Chaman, Ba
luchistan, the British took 169 pris
oners and killed 320 of the enemy.
OMAHA, MONDAY, JUNE 2, 1919.
at the peace conference to intervene
in behalf of the persecuted Jews were
read and unanimously adopted by
those in attendance. President Wil
son was especially urged to again
voice his opinion of the cruelties
perpetrated against the Jews. The
resolutions requested that the peace
conference delay recognition of the
newly-formed Polish government
until the rights of the minorities are
guaranteed in that country.
Speaking on the history of the
Jewish people, Mr. Taft said:
"The history of the Jewish 'people
is f. history of sorrow, of man's in
humanity to man, of the gratification
of religious intolerance. Reading, it
makes one blush for soir i of the ex
ponents of Christianity."
He told of the growth of the
Jewish population in Poland as a
result of a manifesto issued by one
of the old Polish kings. This was
in the form of a charter and guar
anteed the rights of the Jews. The
distinguished speaker described the
oppression suffered by the Jews un
der the yoke of the Russian czar
after the dismemberment of Poland.
Because of the chaotic conditions
(Continued on Pace Two, Column Seven.)
FOUR TAXIS IN
WITH TWO HURT
Cars of Omaha Taxi Company
Crash Within Twenty Min
utes' on the Same
Four chauffeurs for the Omaha
Taxicab Co. were arrested yester
day afternoon when their four cars
collided in pairs at Eleventh and
Jackson streets, injuring one pas
senger in each collision.
At 4:10, an Omaha taxi driven by
H. Meadows, 2223 Burt street col
iided with an Omaha taxi driven by
C. D. Wills, 524 South Twenty
Fourth street, injuring George Gor
ham, sr., 87 years old. Gorham suf
fered severe cuts and bruises. He
was attended by Dr. Follman and
taken to his home, 2668 Capitol
avenue. Meadows was driving on
the wrong side of the street at a
high rate of speed, according to the
police report. Both drivers were
arrested and held for investigation.
Twenty minutes later two other
of the companie's taxis came to
gether at the same corner. Dan
Ellender, Millard hotel, was driving
one taxi and C. S. Richardson the
other. In the collision, I. A. Lotz,
or .New York, a , salesman, was
severely cut across the back and
head by flying glass. He was taken
to Lister hospital and attended by
Dr. kdstrom. In this case, too,
both drivers were arrested and given
cells adjoining their fellow work
Will Not Reach Omaha
Before 3:30 This P. M.
Heavy rains resulting in numer
ous washouts in Colorado in the
last two days have caused another
delay in the arrival in Omaha of the
100 Czecho-Slovak heroes. The
men who were to arrive here at
6:45 this morning. The washouts
have made this impossible and it is
stated by the reception committee
that the men will arrive in this city
at 3:30 this afternoon.
This is a second time that the
arrival of these men has been delay
ed. The original time set for their
arrival was at 8 o'clock Sunday
The men have all been wounded
and have seen more than four years
ot service in Siberia and on the
A parade in honor of the wounded
men is planned. They will be met
at the depot by a committee com
posed of local Bohemians, which
will conduct them through the city.
An official welcome will be extend
ed them at the Auditorium where
Mayor Smith will deliver an ad
Following this they will be taken
to the homes of their countrvmen
and lodged for the night.
lhe contingent, only a handful of
the former organization, came to
this country from Siberia by way of
Paris Metal Workers to
Strike; May Tie Up Subway
Paris, June 1. The metal workers
in the region of Paris have decided
to strike Monday because of differ
ences with employers over the meth
od of applying the new eight-hour
law. The Temps estimates the
strike will affect more than 200,000
The secretary of the Subwav Em
ployes' union announced today all
underground lines in Paris will be
tied up Tuesday if in the meantime
the companies do not grant demands
of the union. s.
Says Representatives of En
tire Community Should Col
laborate on Labor Legisla
tion; Denies Hun Claims.
Paris, June 1. The arguments of
Count von Brockdorff-Rantzau con
cerning international labor legisla
tion, were 'answered by Premier
Clemenceau in a note delivered to
the German delegation today.
M. Clemenceau began by declaring
that contrary to the German con
tention not wage earners alone but
representatives of the entire com
munity should collaborate on labor
legislation. He denied the German
statement that the views and inter
ests of governments are necessarily
opposed to those of wage earners
and pointed out that several truly
democratic governments have labor
representatives among their mem
bers. He added the biting comment
that such antagonisms are likely
only under governments which are
democratic in name only.
The premier declared the allied
and associated governments found
in Count von Brockdorff-Ranfzau's
note no practical indication of how
his principles would find expression
in the peace treaty. It was untrue,
he said, that the claims of the
Berne trades union congress had
been disregarded. In this connec
tion he referred to section 13 of the
peace treaty and held that it was
unnecessary for another congress to
reiterate these claims.
To Admit Labor Bodies! '
The allied and associated govern
nients had agreed, M. Clemenceau
said, to admit soon to international
labor organizations representatives
ot Oermany and would ask the
Washington conference to grant
them all rights and privileges as
members. He submitted the resolu
tion of the labor commission of the
peace conference to the effect that
regulations affecting seamen would
be taken up' at a special session of
the international conference. He al
so submitted the labor commission's
resolution tending to give its legis
lation international force. Working
men, he pointed out, are not yet
ready-to be bound by laws imposed
by foreign members.
Premier Clemenceau maintained
that on democratic principles the
allies' proposals go much further
than those of the Germans, since
three-quarters of the delegates to
the labor conference will represent
the mass of the workers- He point
ed out that the allies' program, in
contrast to the German proposals,
provides for voting by delegates and
not by governments.
First Meeting in October.
Premier Clemenceau announced
that the first meeting of the inter
national labor organization would
take place in October and that on
all the evidence it is entirely su
perfluous to hold a labor congress
at Versailles. The German pro
posal to adourn negotiations find
ing the organization of such a con
gress would be contrary, he said, to
the interests of the workers them
selves who, more than any others,
desire to hasten peace to end the
situation created by four years of
German aggression. Measures of so
cial progress, he added, would al
ready have been in force if the peo
ples of the allied and associated
nations had not been compelled to
subordinate them to the necessity
of defending their independence.
State Booze Hound
Has Gun Duel With
Pair With Whisky
State Agent Samardick engaged
in a running pistol fight early Sun
day morning in the heart of South
Omaha with two alleged bootleg
gers. Harry Brown, 2603 N street,
one of the pair, was captured at
I wenty-tourth and JM streets bv
Samardick was standing at Twen
ty-sixth and L streets shortly after
midnight Saturday night, when he
became suspicious of two colored
men who were advancing toward
him. They recognized him as an
officer and in attempting to hurry
away dropped three pints of whisky
from under their coats. The bot
tles broke and Samardick took after
the pair. The men ran south on
Twenty-sixth street. When ordered
to halt, they turned on Samardick
and fired several shots at him, he
Samardick returned the volley and
believes he hit the "other man,"
who dodged down an alley, while
Samardick was arresting Brown.
Brown had a pint of whisky under
his arm when arrested. He was
charged with illegal possesion of
liquor and breaking glass in the
By Mall (I yaar). Pally. $4.M; tMaay. $2 50)
Dally and Sua., $1.50; wMMt Naa. awtaaa antia.
STRIKE SIT IN
ASHES OF FOLLY
Sympathetic Walkouts Must
Always Fail, Says Hon
Gideon Robertson, Ca
nadian Labor Minister.
Winnipeg, June 1. Hon. Gideon
Robertson, Dominion minister of
labor, in a statement made to the
press before leaving for Ottawa to
(ay to confer with federal authori
ties, said the promoters of the gen
eral strike in Winnipeg "now sit in
the ashes of their folly;" that
'sympathetic strikes must always
fail," and that the Winnipeg strike
"is the first rehersal of the play
written at Calgary, where the one
big union movement was launched
Mr. Robertson's statement was as
"The promoters of the general
strike in Winnipeg now sit in the
ashes of their folly. Something like
30,000 men and women were called
out, professionally for the purpose
of enforcing the recognition of the
right of collective bargaining. In
responding to the call the majority
violated and repudiated their obliga
tions to their own trades unions and
their contract with their employers.
Against Whole Community.
"In a general sympathetic strike
the force is directed against the
whole community.. Because of the
inconvenience. Joss and sintering
imposed upon innocent people,
sympathetic strikes must always
"Socialism lias chosen the one big
union idea as a popular primrose
path along which to lead the trade
unionists, urging him to discard his
honorable obligations and join the
"In March last at Calgary the
play was written. The Winnipeg
strike is its first rehearsal, with the
main performance promised at a
later date. The Winnipeg rehearsal
has cost approximately $2,000,000
in wages lost in western Canada,
and has proven the play to have
been badly written and unpopular
with the public and most of the per
formers. "Employers must not mistake the
outcome of the general sympathetic
strike as a defeat of organized
labor." -v .
Toronto Strike Off.
Toronto, June 1. Employes of
the Toronto Street Railway com
pany decided not to join the sympa
thetic walkout called to aid striking
workers here. The vote was 75,0 op
posed to 250 in favor of striking.
-Members of the metal trades coun
cil were refused permission to ad
dress' the car men.
Many Lose Lives in Fire
at French Movie Theater
Valence-Sur-Rhone, June 1. Fire
broke out today during the perform
ance in a moving picture house here
p.nd a laYge number of persons
were killed or injured. Early this
evening the list of dead had reached
SO. the bodies of 53 children and 21
women having been found at that
hour. The injuries of most of those
taken from the buildings were slight.
There were some 100 of these.
National War Garden
Washington. June 1. Dissolution
o the national war garden commis
sion, organized shortly before the
entrance of the United States into
the war to encourage the production
of food through home gardens was
Herr Urbig Leaves Paris.
Paris, June 1. Herr Urbig, finan
cial member of the German peace
delegation, with Counsellors Arnem
and Himmelsbach and eight others,
left Versailles last night for Germany.
Did Not Know Right Side
Up As He Awoke In River
Engineers Make Light of
Learn That None of
in Midnight Wreck at
"When a fellow wakes up in the
middle of the night and finds him
self all surrounded by water, he
doesn't know right away just what
part of him is 'up' and which part is
'down,'" said John Schoening, jr.
You might drown while you re get
ting your bearings."
John is from San Francisco and
he was one of the soldiers who were
submerged in Salt Creek when the
troop train left the track at Ashland
Clad in blankets, niglit gowns, un
derclothes and less, the wrecked
heroes were brought back to Omaha
and then taken to Fort Omaha hos
pital. There they told of their vari
ous experiences in the wreck.
Of the five cars thrown into the
river, three ,were sleepers and two
were baggage cars. The sleepers re
mained upright, with water standing
from three to six feet deep in them.
The soldiers were sent hurtling from
their berths into a scrambled heap
in the aisles.
It was a cause for merry quips
and hearty laughs, rather than of
worry, for the engineers. They '
FIVE CARS SUDE
IN RIVER; TROOPS
AWAKE IN WATER
Two Trainmen and 27 Soldiers Slightly Injured; Casual
Taken to Ft Omaha Where Their Wounds Are
Dressed; Men Returning From Overseas to
Their Homes on Pacific Coast.
Two hundred and seventy-six casuals, including fivc
officers and one Y. M. C. A. secretary, all members of thf
557th Hoboken Casual company, narrowly escaped death,
when five of the coaches bearing them from Camp Mefritt,
N. J.f to Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., plunged down a 12
foot embankment two miles southeast of the Ashland, sta-,
tion near C. E. Churchill's ranch into the creek at 1:30 Sun
day morning and just below the spot where the Salt Creek
empties into the Platte river. f
Injured When Troop
Train Goes in River;
Are at Fort Omaha
Following is the list of soldiers
injured when U. S. troop train slid
into Salt creek, near Ashland, Sun
Harry B. Palmer, Company E,
Los Angeles; cut foot, cut back, cut
face, cut hand.
E. L. Gray, Company B. Oakland,
Cal.; tendons cut in leg, left wrist
T. R. McGrath, Company E; head
James M. Lemon, Company E,
Oakland. Cal.; ankle injured.
P. J. Kearns, Company D; back,
hand, arm, leg cut.
Arthur-Lindner, Company D, Ex
eter, Cal.; right leg injured.
Corp. Andrew Andre, Company
F, Bakersfield, Cal.; broken nose,
head injured, left foot badly cut.
C. J. Coburn, Company E, Din
uba, Cal.; injured about head..
C. D. Pledge, Company A, San
Francisco, Cal.; right hand and arm
James J. Cremin, Company C, Los
Angeles, Cal.; head injured.
Richard Simon, Company E, San
Francisco; cut on both legs.
Drogo Monovich, Hoboken casual
company, Oakland, Cal.; injured on
side and right foot.
Orpheus J. Martinez, headquarters
company, Alameda, Cal.; back in
jured. John Schoening, Company A,
Berkeley, Cal.; wrenched shoulders,
Rosso Battiste, Company D, San
Francisco; cut hands.
Clyde Croy, Spring Valley, Cal.,
;"57th casual company; back wrench
ed, foot and leg cut.
Howard H. Harris, Company E,
San Francisco; cut wrist and hand.
Albert W. Hunt, Company D,
Oakland, Cal.; cut about head.
M. R. Zarubica, Company F;.leg
Gewrge L. Harris, Company E,
San Francisco; cut on foot, two cuts
in left side.
Bee Snyder, Company A, Myrtle
Point, Ore.; arm and head cut.
George F. Reifel, Company A, As
Nicholas Masi, Company F, San
Ledford M. Smith. Company E,
Los Angeles; both feet, both hands
Edmund C. Berry, Company,
Montague, Mont.; both legs cut and
bruised, back hurt.
L. B. Ayres, Company F, Oak
land, Cal.; legs cut.
G. A. Peterson, Company A, Sac
ramento, Cal., cut about head.
Their Disaster When They
Their Number Were Killed
bantered with one another and sang
in cnorus. Where do we go trom
here?" and "How're you going to
keep 'em down on the farm," from
the throats of dozens of water
soaked soldiers in the wee sma'
hours sounded a bit unusual.
James Cremin of Los Angeles was
in the middle- of a dream in which
he was on board a torpedoed liner.
He had just sutik below the surface
of the ocean when he awakened to
find himself just sinking below the
surface of the Salt Creek.
T. R. McGrath of Oakland says
somebody pulled him to safety by
his hair. "I was in a lower berth.
WFien I awoke the berth was full of
water and I was enmeshed in sheets
that 'I had almost 'gone under'"
when the fellow in the berth above
me grabbed me by the hair and
yanked me out. When I got my
nose above water I was able to
shift for myself. If it weren't for
him I know I'd have gone west,"
Most of the soldiers freed them
selves from the almost submerged
cars by breaking the windows and
? Fireman Otto Graylow of Lin
coln, sustained a broken hip and
Brakeman Beals also of Lincoln,
was injured slightly. The accident
was caused by a washout wjiich
widened the rails at the point where
the coaches pluged into the river.
Graylow was taken to Lincoln on
Burlington train No. 5 shortly after
the accident. He lives just opposite
the state capitol building in Lincoln.
From Sunset Division.
The men have all seen active serv
ice. One hundred and eight of the
heroes are members of the 25th en
gineers, having spent more than 18
months in France. The majority of
the remaining men were formerly
members of the 41st or "Sunset" di
Many of the men are ordnance
casuals. They were sent to this
country as convalescents and organ
ized into a casual company at Ho
boken. First Lieutenant H. C
Keenan is in charge of the engineers
while Second Lieutenant V. B. Reed
is in command of the remaining
number of men. The various or-
ganizations to which these men werj .
attached were recruited in the far'"
western states. .
They were enroute to Presidio
where they were to be , discharged.
Cars Half Submerged.
At 1 o'clock Sunday morning the
Burlington special, bearing the men,
passed through Omaha. Recent
heavy rains had dislodged the rails
from the roadbed near Ashland. The
engine thundered safely past the
danger spot but the following five
coaches, containing nearly all the
members of the1 engineering unit
flew off the rails and into the creek
below. The men were all sound
r.sleep, when the accident happened.
The cars were half submerged and
nearly every particle of clothing .
and equipment which this unit car
ried with it was lost. Three coach- .
es, a kitchen and baggage car were, -demolished.
A temporary track was laid and
th" four remaining coaches taken ,
hack to this city.
At Ft. Omaha Hospital
Col. J. W. S. Wuest, commanding'
officer at Fort Omaha, is extending
ever possible aid to the recuperat
ing heroes, victims of the wreck.
Clothing has been issued to the men
who lost their equipment in the'
wreck. They have all been taken to
Fort Omaha where they are being
cared for pending the reorganization
of the train.
The Red Cross, Woman's Motor
corps and patriotic Omaha citizens
hurried to the Burlington station
and placed their machines at the dis
posal of the men. Many expressed
the desire to take the men to their
homes but permission, was refused
them by the officers in charge. The
Red Cross is doing everything pos
sible to make the men comfortable.
It is believed that the men will re
sume their journey sometime this
Had Accident Before.
This is the second time the en
gineering unit has suffered from ac
cidents. The Agamemnon, convey
ing the engineers overseas near the
outbreak of the war, was rammed
and badly damaged by the Von
Steuben, a German ship converted
into a transport, in midocean. For ,
24 hours the crippled ship wallowee
through a heavy sea with all lights
on in constant danger of prfying
The engineers" have seen action
on the Meuse-Argonne and Tou
fronts. They also aided the British
in th Epernay drive.
So' generously were five of the
convalescing heroes entertained at
Galesburg, 111., that they forgot all
about the train and consequently
missed it. This proved to be very
fortunate for them since by missing
the train they escaped the wreck.
The men ;;re Ordnance Sergts. E.
J. Sandford, Ontario, Cal.; W. .D, -Farley,
Prvts. H. D. Cay ford, W. B.
Lewis and Valenzuela.
Men and Officers of 88th
Arrive in Newport News
Newport News. Va.. Tune 1
The transport Mercury arrived Sat
urday with 3,196 officers and men of
the 88th division (Minnesota, North
Dakota. Iowa and Illinois'). Briga
dier William D. Beach, commander
of the 176th infantry brigade,and
elements of the 351st infantry regi
ment, with casuals and convales
cents, were aboard-
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